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Global IT Category Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Zürich
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: JU125
  • Sector: Procurement, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 26/02/2018
An elite retail company is urgently seeking a Global IT Category Manager to join their indirect procurement team. Based out of Zurich, Switzerland it is a particularly exciting time to join the business as after a restructure in the procurement team, a number of positions have been made available to expand the indirect team. With a turnover of almost $35billion last year, employing over 100,000 people in they are a leading organisation in their market. 

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for developing, creating and managing key stakeholders Be the key point of contact for global and regional stakeholders for all software needs
  • Directly responsible for handling the IT category on a global level
  • Reports directly to IT and Services Procurement Director
  • Runs big tenders of up to €300m
  • Create and manage contract suppliers, whilst also negotiating stakeholders in a number of locations
  • Drive Sourcing plan execution and negotiating new deals with global and regional vendors
Skills and Experience Required
  • 8+ years experience in IT sourcing experience
  • Fluent Italian and English
  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to manage senior level stakeholders
  • Analyse, identify and drive savings
We are looking for someone that is self-driven in stepping change and getting the best result possible. Being able to stand alone and the ability to deal with ambiguous situations is key, however, we are looking for someone that can also collaborate with team members. 

With an excellent leadership programme this organisation is looking to organically grow their future leaders, so you must have the leadership capabilities to handle conflict management and to further yourself through a keen drive for personal learning.This role would suit someone with experience working in a matrix organization and cross functions.

What this Job Offers You
  • Travel opportunities.
  • Versatile health services
  • Flexible working hours
  • Commitment to family-friendly processes
  • Company retirement plan
How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, or any other potential roles that may be available to you, apply below for a confidential discussion or contact me directly on +442037800035
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